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Jul 1, 2011 2:00am PDT
, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
in it that's pretty -- it's sort of outlined but not detailed in legislation and has a big, big dollar figure around it. so, sort of the big plan. passing that along with a debt ceiling as sort of a big theory option instead of this mcconnell/reid plan, but it's so vague, as you can tell, and nothing that i have as any sort of firm plan, just, like, something that's sort of out there in the ether, they just don't have a plan at this point, no one does, john. >> it sounds like, and some people at home are saying, my god, there they go into washington speak again. i'll try to simply phi it. they are trying to fit certain pieces together to get you to several trillion in deficit reduction and that seems to be where we are, a bunch ideas. i'll go over to the wall a little bit, because jess talks about the mcconnell plan, that would give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling and maybe they would come up with a commission with spending cuts. that's one backup plan. another backup plan is the gang of six. and i want to bring up the gang of six yesterday we talked about that. they hav
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Jul 14, 2011 2:00am PDT
on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. bond rating under review. let's talk about foreclosures for a second. realty track, the company that tracks the for
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Jul 2, 2011 8:00am PDT
a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, today is the big reli
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Jul 14, 2011 3:00am PDT
shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hotel bids to find where you n save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *á with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. >>> welcome backing to "american morning." all enemies of india possible suspect this morning after three bomb blasts rocked the country's largest city during rush hour yesterday. 18 people were killed. that's down from 21. and now yesterday, 131 are wounded. officials say these attacks were coordinated by terrorists. but there have been no arrests. india is denying that they were -- missed any warning signs. >> the fac
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
's right. you know, the big point of contention yesterday was with house majority leader eric cantor pushing for this short-term deal or a series of short-term deals. the president, according to democratic sources familiar with the talks, made it clear that that is something he does not support and something he would veto. the president has, for the last few days, and certainly weeks as well, been pushing for the biggest deal possible where it it seemed to get some support. of late, it has not. the president believing if you start talking about the short-term deals, you run into the political season where you negotiate the things all over again. if you can't get this done now, how will you get this done in the thick of the political season? tense discussions yesterday. the president agitated and believing that republicans are using the debt talks to make political points. the president making the point, according to those inside the meeting, that this kind of atmosphere just confirms some of the worst fears that americans have about the way washington works. >> well, yeah. the way wa
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
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Jul 2, 2011 2:00pm PDT
in iowa. she basically kicked off her bus tour in iowa today. so this is going to be a big deal for her and her supporters who are here. and later she's going to be going to an iowa cubs baseball game and talk to supporters and voters there as well. >> so she's on a bus tour, is it all iowa all the time this weekend? where is she going? apparently shannon can't hear me, we'll get back to shannon travis, he's reporteding for us live in iowa. >>> a political note for you, the presidential seal fell off the white house limousine this weekend while he was on his way to the airport. a philly police officer found the seal alongside route 76, he returned to the secret schlts. >>> closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in the murder case that has millions watching. what you can expect. the lawyers to say and what our legal expert thinks of the verdicts, we'll have that for you straight ahead. >>> also more on dominique strauss-kahn and the case against him that seems to be unraveling. is he a guilty man or is he a victim here? we're asking our expert. >>> and the royal wedding that took place
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Jul 4, 2011 3:00am PDT
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
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Jul 1, 2011 3:00am PDT
doesn't matter. a lost season is a big deal. >>> tight lipped about any emergency surgery and now an admission from venezuelan president hugo chavez. in a televised appearance yesterday, chavez says that doctors in cuba operated on him to remove a cancerous tumor in june. there's no word yet on when he will return to venezuela but speculation surrounded his health after he canceled a high-profile summit of latin american leaders slated for this month. >>> in japan the government is recommending more evacuations from the area around the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. officials say 113 additional households should evacuate from four districts now considered radiation hot spots. that's far beyond the mandatory exclusion zone set up for 20 kilometers around the fukushima reactors. >>> on the run since 2005, and on the 15 most wanted fugitive list since june, alleged drug kingpin keith hasson arrested in los angeles yesterday. he's suspected of masterminding a nationwide cocaine and marijuana ring which raked in more than $20 million. he's also wanted on an open indictment in n
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Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to hire andy colson who was later arrested as part of the investigation into the phone hacking. this is something that was brought up yesterday in the hearings and it turns out that his chief of staff actually warned the british police not to brief the prime minister on these phone hacking issues. lawmakers today are clearly going to try to get to the bottom of this as you can imagine from the opposition labor party. >> david cameron said he didn't know about this either. thanks so much. >> it's going to be hard to top the intensity of what happened yesterday. the theater of yesterday's phone hacking hearings. two hours after telling parliament it was the most hufble day of his life, rupert murdoch took a pie in the face. a 26-year-old man armed with a pie full of shaving cream nails rupert murdoch from behind saying you greedy billionaire and it didn't take long for murdoch's wife there, leapt to her husband's defense. she tried to clock the guy
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT
a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is different. they are calling it carmageddon, and it's set to begin soon. but first, let me give you a update on where we are with the debt negotiations going on in washington, d.c. at 4:15, that's a little more this an hour from now, the talks are set to resume right there at the white house. now, it was this time yesterday we told you that these talks were getting a bit testy. the two sides, why not be getting testy, are under pressure of an august 2nd deadline to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling or risk a u.s. government default on its bills. well, last evening we are told things became even more testy, extremely heated. we'll get to more on that in just a moment, but first an extremely urgent call within the past half hour from the treasury secretary himself. take a listen. >> the eyes of the country are on us, and the eyes of the world are on us, and we need to make sure we stand together and send a definitive signal t
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Jul 18, 2011 8:00am PDT
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
. we saw this yesterday ahead of the briefing. pushing support for this gang of six plan and it's a big one, kiran. that would include $500 billion in immediate cuts and there would be tax increases approximately to the tune of $1 trillion and it would tackle intij entitlement reform. you're saying doesn't it sound like the grand bargain that president obama was pursuing with speak boehner and was a no-go on the impasse on tax increases? exactly right. this is a big plan and there is something in this plan, i think, for everyone to hate. for republicans insisting no tax increases even on the wealthy and for democrats who are very concerned about medicare cuts, even though the program solvency is threatened. >> brianna keilar, we are watching every single second of this debt deal of the negotiations. we will be talking a lot more in the next couple of hours, next couple of days. >>> minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann getting more attention on the campaign trail. another poll showing she is making inroads with gop voters? >> reporter: she sure is what the polls indicate. yesterday s
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Jul 20, 2011 2:00pm PDT
have budget sate h savings of $500 million. -- $500 billion. also it calls for big changes to medicare and social security. >> i think at the end of the day, what the overwhelming majority of americans are saying, fix this. and if it takes a little compromise from both. >> but the is plan faces a harsh reality. tough procedural obstacles means the proposal won't be ready ahead of the august 2 debt ceiling deadline. and a key block of conservatives is already saying no way. >> we know it's going to hurt job creation. we know it's bad for small businesses. we're not going to go for this type of plan. >> with time running out, harry reid, who is still work on a fall back plan with mitch mcconnell says he's now waiting for a signal from house gop leaders. >> we have a plan to go forward over here, but until we hear from the house of representatives, we really are -- all of our work here would be for not. >> now there is also talk of folding elements of the gang of six plan into this so-called fallback plan being worked out between senators reid and senator mitch mcconnell. but it's not eve
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Jul 2, 2011 7:00am PDT
, reading for the blind, you know, the list kind of goes on. child care being a big one. child care services, you know, a lot of people are saying -- i spoke to a few with women who said, i may have to put all of my work check into child care now because these state services aren't here. people are going to be feeling this. and it's very early -- iyou kno, this happened yesterday. i think we will really feel the impact of how hard a lot of people are going to be hit in a few days, when people really realize, after the holiday weekend, people start to realize, oh, geez, my government's not working, i'm not going to get these services after all. and you also mentioned over 20,000 state employees aren't going to be having -- they don't have a job. friday, they were let go, they were told not to come back indefinitely. they will get their jobs back, but this could last days, weeks, we really have no idea. we spoke to one of these employees who had lost their job yesterday. >> a sad commentary on politics. it's turned into a sport rather than working to solve a problem. >> that's the way a lot of
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Jul 15, 2011 3:00am PDT
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
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Jul 3, 2011 8:00am PDT
're going to run around and make big -- >> would that question would have been asked of ron paul or any other man who might have been seen as a bit out of the mainstre mainstream? >> not using the "f" word, the flake word. if that's the extent of the case against michele bachmann, not only will it not hinder her from getting the republican nomination, if all liberals can say next year when she's a nominee that she makes over the top statements she'll be president. >> did chris wallace feel pressure to apologize? he actually called her personally. >> yes. >> the conservative audience on fox news would not like that confrontation. >> if they had to choose between chris wallace and her, they're doing with her. commentators accused of being sexist are going to need to choose their language particularly. the flake word is something in particular that people use with women more vastly than men. >> you have put the media on notice. thanks very much for joining us. >>> when we come back, the rape case against dominique strauss-kahn suddenly unravels as serious questions surf pass about the accu
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Jul 13, 2011 3:00am PDT
and what doesn't get paid. another big story right now, a massive and dangerous heat wave is gripping much of the nation. here's how it looks and feels across the country. take a look at the red quarter. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today, in the southeast, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and more than just uncomfortable, it's dangerous. heat has already claimed the life of at least one person in illinois and adding to that, the heat is causing drought conditions in the deep south to intensify. also this morning, hundreds of thousands still without power in the chicago area after strong thunderstorms rolled through. officials warn the power there might not be back on until saturday. let's go live to rob marciano outdoors this morning, silly rob, in atlanta's piedmont park. sun still not up, so it's still probably manageable there. but a lot of the south waking up this morning to 80 degrees overnight or higher. >> yeah. that's the thing. really hasn't cooled down much overnight, ali. even if you're out before the sun comes up you're still fee
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00am PDT
an agreement here that i hope they will consider supporting. >> and the next big area is the debt committee, as you call it, and the question is how do they guarantee absolutely that you get the kind of deficit reduction you are looking for, because we have had, with all due respect, committees in the past and they have not done so well, one very recently, and how do you hold fair feet to the fire? there is talk of triggers to make sure if they do not do their work congress will be forced to cut. >> first of all, we have not had anything like this. this is a joint committee of congress. it's not a commission that consists of outsiders. it's a joint committee of congress with an equal number of republicans and democrats, under enormous pressure from the american people, from the markets, foreign countries looking at us to see if we're going to get our house in order, to come up with significant additional savings over and above the initial ones that we will approve before the end of this year, and entitlement reform is absolutely critical. for example, the -- the trustees of the medicare and
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Jul 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 21, 2011 3:00am PDT
no sizable progress to report on moving forward on a big deficit reduction plan that includes massive spending cuts, tax reform and entitlement reform, tax increases. so you can see here the clock is ticking and the end game here still very unclear. >> this thing just keeps on developing and you hear hopefulness and then schedules. you will keep us posted when you hear there's actually some kind of timeline we have to figure out whether we are going to have money to pay our bills on august 3rd or not. >> after two days of explosive hearings in the uk phone hacking scandal, relatives of 9/11 victims in the u.s. are now saying they will be meeting with attorney general eric holder soon. they asked for the meeting one-on-one since the fbi started investigating allegations that "news of the world" hacked the phones of survivors, victims and their families. the meeting has yet yet been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at lea
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Jul 2, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. republican congresswoman michele bachmann is in iowa, home to the iowa caucuses. the first big election event in 2012. cnn's shannon travis is the only reporter to speak with bachmann today, and he asked her why iowa is so important. >> iowa's the first in the nation. it's very important to be here and have a presence here because the values and the opinions that people have in iowa count. they count for the nation. so it's important that we come here. had is the bread basket of the world for a reason. this is where the food is grown, we have the best farmers in the world here in iowa. so it's important to come and listen to what people have to say in iowa and take that message back to washington, d.c. >> michele bachmann has been on a roll recently joining mitt romney in a recent iowa poll. she officially kicked off her campaign in iowa last month. >>> 4th of july celebrations in minnesota have been scaled down for this weekend. state parks, the state zoo, even race tracks are all closed right now. a budget stalemate has shut down almost all of minnesota's state business. closed signs went u
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Jul 1, 2011 10:00am PDT
played out today? >> in a word, no. this is one of the most extraordinary days in the history of big time criminal justice in the united states. the head spinning pace of events and the rapid turn around in the fortunes of the sides in this case. is like nothing i've ever seen before. and it looks like this case is going to end with a dismissal of the case at this point. it's hard to imagine how there could be a trial at this point when the prosecution has essentially described its main witness as a something close to a compulsive liar. >> i want to hear now from the alleged victim's lawyer, jeffrey. claiming prosecutors have turned on his client. let's listen to this then i want to ask you about it. >> now, it is a fact that the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't mean she's not a rape victim. and so all of this stuff that they leaked to the "new york times" was designed to discredit this woman. and i spoke to her a little while ago. and through her tear, through her hurt, she asked me, why did they do this to ni me? and i said, i don't know why. and now, she is determined.
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Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm PDT
out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for august 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. and lo and behold, august 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so that he can have this massive -- maybe the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. >> and here's iowa congressman steve king. >> it's not default. they've been calling it default to try to stampede people into taking a bad deal here in this congress. the american people understand this. they understand at least intuitively that it would be the president who would willfully default if there's to be a default. i'd like to think the investor markets understand that, too. >> keeping them honest, there's little reason to think that's true. and plenty of people in the gop establishment and the business community sending up warning flairs. officials at the bond rating company standard & poors today briefing freshman republicans about what might happen. political reporting tonight they were cautioned that one possibility is "a death spiral in the bond market". s & p is already on record
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Jul 2, 2011 3:00am PDT
♪ charlene. she married prince albert friday, but the big share money is today. >>> the protests this week could not stop georgia's anti-immigration law. it may already be working. some say that is a huge problem for the state's largest industry. >>> how would you like to tell your boss, hey, i'm too tired to work today. that is a legitimate excuse to get out of work for the day. that is part of new rules to keep air traffic controllers awake. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for being here. new video of dominique strauss-kahn. look at him here smiling as he heads out for a night on the town with his wife. this was happening just hours after a judge released him from house arrest. the former head of the international monetary fund is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. there were problems with his accuser's testimony. we have susan candioti with more. >> reporter: prosecutors laid it out for the court and defense. they turned up troubling lies by the maid. among them, her stories changes after strauss-kahn allegedly assaulted her in his hotel suite. she first waited in the hal
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Jul 2, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of those things they promisedprom s promised,ilities it's big. jane, do you agree? you have been covering it since the beginning and you have been there the last couple weeks up close and personal. >> they can get in something that is based on a reasonable inference. i think that's going topy a source of contention. i think you're going to hear a lot of objection from the prosecution tomorrow because jose jose jose baez has a reputation of trying to sneak things in and he asks kwegings that are going to be objected to. but the rules are you cannot discuss rules not talked about in evident. he shoobt be able to say that little caylee drowned in the pool in opening statements, but he could saythenings like we saw evidence that she was capable of getting into the pool herself, and cindy testified that she believed that the ladder was left in a position that would allow her to go in and drown accidentally. the devil is in the details. it's going to be a lot of nuance and a lot of debate. >> drew, as a reporter and an observer, as you're watching the faces of the people on the jury, she's sayi
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00pm PDT
small town girl, heed dreams of bright lights and big cities, but what she found was that the reality when she got there is it wasn't nearly as glamorous as she envisioned. when she couldn't pay the rent, she found work with an escort agency. easy money paid the bills, but ultimately made her life harder. after only a short time as an escort, her family says she had an arrest record and a drug habit. i've watched and you guys are very close. were you close like shannon like that as well? >> yeah, we were close. if one of us went missing, i'm sure my sister now would do the same thing we're doing to try to find her. >> the family kept urging the please search, to please take the dogs and it was about to get cold. >> reporter: when police finally took search dogs out to look for shannon gilbert months after she disappeared, they made a shocking discovery. >> missing persons unit called us out on saturday to follow up on an investigation on a missing person. i saw the skeletal remains of a body. >> reporter: over the next couple of days, police would find three more sets of remains. >>>
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
the world cup final. >> big victory to talk about. >> that's it for us. "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. you have a busy morning. >> we do. a lot to talk about. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thanks for joining us. >>> the nation's debt crisis. the clock ticks and pressure builds. the president tells the congressional leaders you have 24 hours or less to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers dema
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Jul 16, 2011 3:00am PDT
. >>> and this is an ipad for $69. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversa
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
this if there is a framework. they are pushing for something big. trils of dollars in deficit savings the course of ten years. reminder of the moving parts that a deal like that would require the next several days major spending cuts, tax reform, entitlement reform and if democrats in the white house were to get their way, tax increases. you can see that is pretty much a heavy lift and so you still have a lot of people looking to a more modest deal that the top democrat and republican in the senate, harry reid and mitchell mcconnell are trying to work out which would be more spending cuts and perhaps more modest and perhaps giving the president the unenviable position to have to increase the debtcele himself with a minority support from congress. >> brianna keilar, thanks. >>> government is scrambling to pay its bills here is something americans don't want to hear. billions of dollars in your tax money is being wasted in afghanistan or worse. a new federal audit says that some of that cash may be funding, are you ready for this? the same insurgency that is killing americans. chris lawrence is at the pentagon
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Jul 2, 2011 10:00pm PDT
, you know, her not testifying to all of the things that was promised is big, and the jury is going to want to know why. >> jane velez-mitchell, you have been there covering the trial since the beginning and watching for the last couple of weeks up close and personal. >> well, they can get in something based on a reasonable inference, so i believe that is going to be a source of contention. i believe you will hear a lot of objection from the prosecution tomorrow, because jose baez has a track record of trying to sneak things in with inference, and asking questions that he knows are going to be objected to, and that objection is going to be sustained, and he doesn't care. he does it anyway. but the rules are, again, that you cannot discuss facts not in evidence, so jose baez should not be able to say, little caylee drowned accidentally in the pool, as he did in opening statements, but he might be able to say, we saw evidence that little caylee was capable of getting into that pool herself and cindy testified that she believes that the pool ladder was left in a position that would hav
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Jul 14, 2011 8:00am PDT
to a default or to a downgrade. suzanne? >> that's a big deal. alison, it's been really hot. really, really hot this summer. what if your favorite drink disappeared from the stores. here's what is happening in minnesota. their budget crisis might actually turn into a beer emergency for some folks. a beer emergency. because the state has shut down and nobody is there to renew the permits and blue moon, you name them, so, you know, that's what they are dealing with there. you might have to switch to buzz wiser. i don't know what you drink. what do you drink? >> i'll go right to the hard stuff. to tequila. >> oh, geez, that's not supposed to be the solution here. go to the hard stuff. we'll see what happens. we will see what happens. but that's just one of the many things that we're looking at when we talk about this economic crisis that is turning into a beer emergency. alison, don't do that hard stuff. >> all right. okay. >>> here's a reminder to vote for the story you'd like to see. you can cast your vote by texting 22360. text 1 for crack down on china, homemade guns flooding on to the streets
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Jul 15, 2011 10:00am PDT
. is that realistic at this point. >> well, in terms of getting that big agreement, it looks highly unlikely at this point, but certainly as you pointed out, the president joking that his campaign was built on hope and change. it will be interesting to see if that hope will also win out in this debate. but, look, what the president is pushing for still is the biggest deal possible. he acknowledged, though, that it's hard to do that, but nonetheless, he has been telling congressional lawmakers during negotiations all this week that if they can't get the biggest deal possible to attack the problem of the debt and the deficit over the long term, then they should still be ambitious. >> we are obviously running out of time, and so what i have said to the members of congress is that, you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i am ready to move. even if it requires some
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Jul 24, 2011 9:00am PDT
the big one. that's it for "reliable sources." i'm howard kurtz. join us sunlds morning 11:00 a.m. eastern for another critical look at the media. "state of the union" with candy crowley begins right now. >>> it's hard to find common ground when nobody budges. today, meetings without movement. the administration's take from treasury secretary tim geithner. >> it's unthinkable that this country will not meet its obligations on time. it's just unthinkable we'd ever do that. >> the leadership view from house republican tom price. then senior democratic senator dianne feinstein. and presidential politics with governor tim pawlenty in iowa, doing what it takes. >> t-paw! >> he's the president. come on out to the lawn of the white house with a microphone and tell us your plan on entitlement reform. and he won't do it because he doesn't have the courage to do it. >> i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >> late into the night, leaders scrambled for a last-minute debt deal, a two-step plan that would raise the debt ceiling through 2011 in exchange for about a trillion dollars in spe
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Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
-khan's lawyers. and the big thing here, he said regardless of any credibility issues, as richard was just outlining there, his client was raped, pure and simple. and this is graphic stuff. i want to play some sound, richard roth, let's listen together. >> the only defense that dominique strauss-khan is that this sexual encounter was consensual, that is a lie. he grabbed her vagina with so much force that he bruised her vagina. when she went to the hospital later that day, the nurses who examined her saw the bruises on her vagina that were caused by dominique strauss' hand, and they took pictures of the bruises on her vagina, and the district attorney has those pictures. when dominique strauss-khan threw the victim to the floor, he tore a ligament in her shoulder, that is a medical fact. dominique strauss-khan ripped her stockings. there are holes, rips, in her stockings, and the d.a. knows that. when she was on her knees and he was sexually assaulting her, after he finished, she got up and started to run for that door. and started spitting dominique strauss-khan's semen out of her mouth i
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Jul 2, 2011 5:00am PDT
now. big holiday weekend. you have the eye on the weather but also fireworks. isn't it illegal --? >> some states, depends on where you are. some states in our country where you can have almost like an arsenal, shoulder rocket missile and hey, fourth of july, let's go. you have to use common sense out there. we tell the story every year of people getting out there being careless and get hurt. supposed to be a festive wonderful holiday but people get a little careless, according to the u.s. consumer product safety commission there were three fireworks related deaths and again, it happened all last year. more than 8500 people had to be taken to the emergency room because of firework injuries. some of the tips to prevent things from happening to you or your family. >> and this is amazing to hear 8500 people are injured with fireworks. but here are some of the things. kind of common sense don't allow young children to play with or ignite the fireworks. always have an adult supervise the fireworks activities. sparklers seem innocent enough but can be dangerous as well. burn at high
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Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
of the big stories of the day. the debt talks. today's question -- what's the solution to the political stalemate in the kara costello has more. >> you're scratching your head over that one, aren't you? >> it's not an easy one. >> the never ending debt ceiling debate, you know the players, obama, canter, boehner, biden, the gang of six, the tea party. generally seeking you don't like them much, not necessarilily because republicans don't want to raise taxes or most democrats wants to protect entitlements but because they can't get it the together as in compromise and "let's make a deal" and americans are sick of it. according to an abc news "washington post" poll fully 80% of voters, 80%, are now dissatisfied or angry about the way the federal government is working. lawmakers are aware of how you feel. really, they are. what are they doing about it? calling each other names. democrats rolled out a video campaign citing reagan's long ago plea to raise the debt ceiling as an adult moment. >> the united states has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations. it
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Jul 2, 2011 11:00am PDT
want to start living on your post retirement budget so when you retire, it won't be such a big shock to you. >> and then folks think golden years. they don't want to work. they kind have want to make time for all the things that are fun or they've been longing to do but you say you need to work into the equation, will you be working? >> absolutely. a great point. we have to be realistic about what's going on right now. a lot of seniors have lost a lot of money due to the recession we came out of. many americans will have to work during their retirlt years. basically the best thing to do before you retire, is to sit down with your company and say i don't want to retire. i want to work two or three or five more years. i continue to add value to this company. if she say no, maybe you can try part time or a consultant basis. you don't want to outlive your money. that's the wrong thing to do. if you need to work, it's okay. nothing wrong with continuing to workful? maybe you need a little consultation on how to manage your money. >> absolutely. if you can find yourself a cpa or a financia
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Jul 16, 2011 8:00am PDT
in august. so that has a big trickle-down effect. because now they won't be able to pay their bills. you think about the economy we're in. we're thinking about potentially going into another recession. if they can't pay their bills, it will affect their credit, the interest rates they're already paying, and potentially more fees. and it's going to hurt. >> the president already said. he said in an interview this week, i don't know if those checks, if we'll be able to send those checks out. another group we're talking about here. a couple of groups, government workers and unemployed. >> first with the government workers. we're talking about maybe a potentially 40% cut. this means a lot more furloughs. and keep in mind, we've already got employees that are furloughed right now. you're talking about, it could affect the military workers, any kind of government, federal government workers. we'll see cuts in rail systems, parks closing. different things. and we've been here before and seen this potentially happening. now we're really looking and facing that this could be real. >> you're menti
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
political update in the next hour. go to cnn.com/politics. >>> japan not a big soccer country. its women's world cup win is huge and happy news there today. their team out-shot the u.s. yesterday. and zain verjee was there, still is there live in frank further. i know we were rooting for the u.s., zain. that was very important to us, but, hey, it couldn't happen to a better team. they needed this for morale. that is for sure. >> reporter: they really did, you know. japan came into this tournament as the big underdogs. nobody expected them to even get to the finals, let alone beat the u.s. they also knocked out sweden. they knocked out germany and it was just absolutely incredible. when they started the match, everyone was saying they have more skill, better possession of the ball, know how to control and pass it. the americans really did a good job, too. it seems the japanese were a little nervous to start off with. the u.s. had possession. they were aggressive. they came hard out of the gate. they were very unlucky. they had a lot of opportunities and just kept missing. just the mistake
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Jul 1, 2011 8:00am PDT
he is the big front runner when it comes to the money race. he's expected to announce somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to $20 million in the first quarter in fundraising. that's not as much as he raised back in the 2008 period, but not too shabby for mitt romney. >>> thanks. a reminder for all the latest political news go to our website cnn politics.com. >>> let's celebrate the 4th a couple days together. we'll have beer and barbecue and hit the road. >> we'll be celebrating here at cnn. >> we're patriotic to our job. >> live from studio 7, i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> the case against former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn may be falling apart. he has a quickly called court hearing. that is happening in 30 minutes. sources say prosecutors will outline significant credibility issues with strauss-kahn's accuser, a maid claims that strauss-kahn sexually assaulted her six weeks ago in his new york hotel suite. >> even with dna evidence, the prosecution is considering dropping the case. that shows how bad her credibility may be, that even with dna evidence, they may not be able to
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Jul 2, 2011 1:00pm PDT
and ja coe vich will play for the big prize tomorrow. >>> and this is new video of the former imf chief being released. his accuser told substantial lies about her own background and the facts of this case. earlier i spoke to our legal guys about the strauss-kahn case. and they were fired up. >> i think this is the most electrifying legal development of the year, and i'm not going to be critical by the way of prosecution. they had forensics, they really didn't have a choice. this guy was gone. and the fact is that the opportunity for prosecution to develop the case, to get it to the grand jury was a relatively short window, but the -- to its credit, cyrus vance went public yesterday and said, look, there are such severe credibility issues that if we're going to do justice, at least in terms of meeting its burden beyond a reasonable doubt, the case has to end, it just must end. and cyrus vance did the right thing. >> what's going on here, richard? yes, avery underscored there is some forensic evidence substantiating that something, there was some sort of contact between these two, at lea
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Jul 3, 2011 3:00pm PDT
big blind spots in the prosecution's case that their trying to exploit here and letting the jury know if you have reasonable doubt you have to find her innocent. >> david, we get a sense, as you said, the jury is starting to fidget what about the judge? he said, listen, i've had enough of this. what about him? looking at him personally and close up. tell us about that. >> we have heard him say more than once enough is enough. he's proved to be very stern with his warnings. he's also been in the moment. he was in the moment this time calling a very abrupt end to the proceedings when one person got angry and called the other laughing guy. he admonished both of them. he makes it clear he is in charge in there. he's very concerned about what the jury sees and hears because the last thing he wants in this case, particularly at this late hour, is something that would cause a mistrial. >> what about casey? >> casey anthony herself has been emotional many times today. one time when the defense was talking about what a good mother she was. she got very emotional then. she got emotional at time
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Jul 24, 2011 4:00pm PDT
they are discussing in the oval office right now. we are told -- i do not -- at this time, expect any big statement oust white house or any big announcement. as we've seen these last few days anything can change at any moment. so i will keep you posted if it does, don. >> i think it's going to be a long evening for all of us. because if they come out and say something, of course, we'll bring it to you right here on cnn. and, listen, we have to say this, jessica, before we move on. the president and the leaders in washington said they wanted to get this fixed or at least some sort of agreement in the works before the asian and european markets opened tomorrow, and that's just in a few hours. >> reporter: that is correct. and, you know, as i sit there making calls trying to find out exactly what movement is happening in washington i'm also checking the s&p futures and the markets around the world, because there's already a lot of people in this town worried and seeing how things are moving. there is a lot of anxiety that the markets are already reacting, because this has a ripple effect on every amer
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